Yet another week has flown by, and it's finally time for the weekend (with an added bank holiday in the UK - hooray!). This week we had the drama of an indie game being removed from the eShop for being a bit naughty, and a whole lot more drama with that Sonic trailer, but now it's time to chat about what we'll be playing over the next couple of days.
Members of team Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'd love for you to join in via our comments and poll sections below. Enjoy!
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
This weekend I'm going to be returning to one of my favourite open-worlds of the previous generation - Steelport from Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package. While it doesn't quite possess the pedigree of GTA, I loved how unashamedly wacky this third instalment was. And now it's on Switch! Look out for my full review next week on Nintendo Life. I'll also be indulging in some illegal avarice in Thief Simulator and blasting away Nazis from afar in Sniper Elite V2 Remastered. You know, as you do...
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
This weekend I'm visiting family, so my current nostalgic playthrough of Banjo-Kazooie on my beloved N64 is being put on hold. Instead, I've brought the Switch along for the ride with Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to see us through.
I don't think we've ever seen a console this well suited to family fun. Sure, the Wii was essentially marketed as the 'Nintendo Video Gaming Fun For Everyone Including Your Grandma And Your Cat' machine, but the quality of Switch's games and its portability - even when taking the dock - put it ahead of that in my opinion. I secretly hope we play Mario Kart, because no one beats me at Mario Kart!
Gavin Lane, staff writer
While waiting impatiently for more news on how Streets of Rage 4 is coming along, I nabbed the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle on sale this week, so I intend to sit down and work my way through multiple Andre the Giants (sorry, Andore the Giants) in Final Fight, plus another game or two in the collection. The unlimited credits in these arcade ports on Switch can turn even tough games into relaxing Sunday afternoon blasts that go down very well with a nice frosty beverage – and that’s what I’m looking for this weekend. Have a good one everybody!
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
I'll be taking a bittersweet return to Atlas thanks to the all-new Crimson Moon DLC out earlier this week, with the bitter part being that there will be no more toys manufactured for Starlink: Battle for Atlas. A real shame since the game remains such an incredible experience and thanks to all the newly added content more so than ever. When not turning Legion into scrap metal I shall do my part to remove Twintelle from the ARMS Party Crash Bash and do my finest to take Brutal Deluxe into the final franchise week at Super Blood Hockey.
My game of the week goes to Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut, an unexpected old PC friend that once again brings its hauntingly beautiful soundtrack and gorgeous Itano circus light shows to the humble Switch, the machine that can do it all!
Which games are you playing this weekend? (287 votes)
Super Mario Party
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Super Blood Hockey
Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut
Something else (comment below)
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